WE'RE RECRUITING! CommonSpace is looking for two new reporters - find out how to apply

Fancy joining the CommonSpace team? We're on the look out for some new reporters

WE'RE delighted to announce we're recruiting for two new reporters to join the team here at CommonSpace.

Details for the positions are below, and we encourage all who are interested to apply, regardless of experience.

CommonSpace reporter (Glasgow)

30 hours per week, £8.25p/hour

CommonSpace is looking for a new reporter to join the team in Glasgow, and join one of Scotland's most exciting new media ventures.

Key reponsibilities:

- Creating fresh, original news stories about Scottish politics which go beyond the headlines and have a depth which reflects a wider picture
- Writing feature content, explainers and analysis pieces to enable our readers to understand more complex political stories
- Meeting editorial deadlines
- Breaking exclusive news stories
- Contributing fresh, exciting ideas at editorial meetings
- Uploading content to our online platforms in a stylish, engaging way, with particular attention given to creative formatting
- Writing headlines, subheadings and content for social media that reflects our content and tone and holds maximum appeal to potential readers
- Proofreading the work of other reporters, and knowing how to spot any potential problems
- The ability to quickly write up key pieces of news; occasionally writing entertaining, lighter articles to vary our content

Key skills:

- While we do not require any minimum academic qualifications to consider applicants for this role, we do ask that you have a demonstrable understanding of the journalism craft and a strong knowledge of Scottish politics and current affairs
- Good writing and grammar skills, along with strong attention to detail
- The ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and to respond quickly to fast-moving stories
- You must show an ability to find fresh and original news stories, uncover information and build strong contacts
- Good interviewing abilities

Desirable skills:

- Video/audio editing skills and filmmaking abilities are desirable

Please send your CV to editor Angela Haggerty on angela@common.scot, along with a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for CommonSpace.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28 June

CommonSpace reporter (Edinburgh)

30 hours per week, £8.25p/hour

CommonSpace is looking for a new parliamentary reporter in Edinburgh.

Key reponsibilities:

- Creating fresh, original news stories about Scottish politics which go beyond the headlines and have a depth which reflects a wider picture
- Writing feature content, explainers and analysis pieces to enable our readers to understand more complex political stories
- Covering parliamentary developments and building strong contacts within parliament
- Meeting editorial deadlines
- Breaking exclusive news stories
- Contributing fresh, exciting ideas at editorial meetings
- Uploading content to our online platforms in a stylish, engaging way, with particular attention given to creative formatting
- Writing headlines, subheadings and content for social media that reflects our content and tone and holds maximum appeal to potential readers
- Proofreading the work of other reporters, and knowing how to spot any potential problems
- The ability to quickly write up up key pieces of news; occasionally writing entertaining, lighter articles to vary our content

Key skills:

- While we do not require any minimum academic qualifications to consider applicants for this role, we do ask that you have a demonstrable understanding of the journalism craft and a strong knowledge of Scottish politics and current affairs
- Good writing and grammar skills, along with strong attention to detail
- The ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and to respond quickly to fast-moving stories
- You must show an ability to find fresh and original news stories, uncover information and build strong contacts
- Good interviewing abilities

Desirable skills:

- Video/audio editing skills and filmmaking abilities are desirable

Please send your CV to editor Angela Haggerty on angela@common.scot, along with a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for CommonSpace.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28 June

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